Asus Z97M-PLUS

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 69.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics2.51% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive82.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
MotherboardAsus Z97M-PLUS  (all builds)
Memory7.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140529
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateNov 05 '19 at 05:29
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-4790K-$348
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
69.3% Good
1-Core 108
2-Core 205
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 474
56% 425 Pts
64-Core 485
32% 485 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 69.3%
Great: 91%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4600 (Desktop 1.25 GHz)-$15
Asus(1043 8534) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4531
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
2.51% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 15.2
Parallax 18.7
3% 15.1 fps
MRender 13.3
Gravity 7
Splatting 16.8
2% 12.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.51%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 250GB-$100
40GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0CB6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 205 33 31 31 33 33 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
82.2% Excellent
Read 413
Write 394
Mixed 327
SusWrite 61.1
67% 299 MB/s
4K Read 33.4
4K Write 77.8
4K Mixed 44.7
149% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 364
DQ Write 330
DQ Mixed 228
204% 308 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 82.2%
Great: 117%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB-$33
76GB free
Firmware: CC45
SusWrite @10s intervals: 137 134 124 137 140 127 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
67% Good
Read 100
Write 74.8
Mixed 68
SusWrite 133
69% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.8
146% 1 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 67%
Great: 115%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Team Team-Elite-1333 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
34.4% Below average
MC Read 12.3
MC Write 13.2
MC Mixed 11.5
35% 12.3 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 9.5
SC Mixed 9.7
22% 7.83 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 34.4%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97M-PLUS Builds (Compare 2,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z97M-PLUS - $350

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 49% - Average Total price: $1,152
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